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Hi all, did our splits in feb. already got 7 swarms in 10 frame hives and looking good ? i thought. went in the new hives saterday five had no queens, and one nuc was full of magots. the hive about ten feet away weas booming with bees . did the bees leave the dead hive and go to others?thanks to my club i was able to get some queen cells to start over.
 

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It always seems to me that if there's one swarm there's two or three. And they seem to be chaos. I think the bees get very confused and don't know which swarm is there's. Were all your swarms close together in time? Were they pretty well established in the hives or is it possible they got together shortly after you hived them? Maybe they were still confused and thinking in swarming terms and ended up all in the same hive from all the Nasonov phermone?

Wax moths don't kill a hive. They just destroy all the wax in a weak or dead hive.
 

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hi mike , they were all new splits. with 1 frame honey& 1 of brood. i was hoping they make a queen from eggs on frames. the others seem to be doing wellafter i got queen cells to put in them .have not checked them yet cell were to hatch, sunday 4/24. i will go back in in two weeks to see if queen is there. how long till she starts laying? thank deano
 

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1 frame of honey and one of brood in warm weather usually will survive, but will be a bit slow to get going with that small a number of bees.

If they raise a new queen I woudn't expect to see eggs from the new queen until 25 days after you did the split. I always figure 28 days from egg to a laying queen and when you do a split they usually start with a 3 day old egg so that makes 25 days from the split.
 

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THANK MIKE, I HOPE ONE DAY TO GET THE HANG OF THIS.
 
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